Adriano offers himself to Palmeiras
Adriano, the Imperador, has offered himself to Palmeiras as he attempts to return to football.
The former Flamengo and Inter Milan striker has not played since March 2012, he has struggled with injuries and poor fitness since he left Flamengo in 2011.
The Imperador called Palmeiras executive director José Carlos Brunoro early this year, and could be signed if fully fit. Brunoro said: "Palmeiras don't rule out signing great players and if he is fully fit, he fits in".
The executive director added that "If Adriano proves that he is fully recovered and has a career, financial and personal project, we would accept to talk".
José Carlos Brunoro completed: "Since that first call, he hasn't contacted us again, we didn't talk about contract length, values or anything else".
Palmeiras have, however, officially denied that they are currently negotiating with the striker.
Adriano has previously played for Palmeiras' arch-rivals Corinthians and São Paulo, and nearly joined a Chinese club in February, but he was deemed unsuitable.
Palmeiras are currently playing the São Paulo State League and Copa Libertadores, and will play in Brazil's Série B from May to December.
Source: Globo Esporte